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Carriage Tour of Historic Charleston

  • Learn about the old-fashioned charm and history of Charleston from your guide
  • Cover 25–30 blocks of the city on a horse-drawn carriage to save time
  • Multiple tour times available to fit your busy schedule 
Carriage Tour of Historic Charleston
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If you’re a big history buff or just want to make your way around Charleston’s historic district without walking miles on foot, then opt for this guided tour. Travel up to 30 blocks on a horse-drawn carriage as your guide tells you fun facts about the city’s past. Plus, multiple tour times and a short duration time make it easy to fit this tour into your busy schedule.
What to Expect
For this tour of Charleston, meet your guide at the big red barn at Palmetto Carriage Works on Guignard Street. Once you check in, hop aboard an old-fashioned, horse-drawn carriage (it’s covered overhead, so do keep in mind that the tour happens rain or shine).

Ride through Charleston’s historic area, learning about the history of some of its old mansions as you ride along. Your guide will point out other key places such as St. Michael’s Episcopal Church and the Charleston County Courthouse.

Hear fascinating stories about the city, including pirate raids, the American Civil War, plantations, and even the Revolutionary War.

After cruising about 30 blocks, your tour ends back at the departure point.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was the first time my wife and I had done anything like this. It was a lot of fun, and we really enjoyed this! We plan to make Charleston a tradition for our family vacation destination, so taking a carriage ride will. be part...More

1  Thank Josh L
Reviewed 3 days ago
Best Way to See Historic Charleston

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and readily shared information about the historic areas. There is no way to determine your route ahead of time as there is a city system to determine which route the tour guide has to travel. We really enjoyed the...More

Thank AustinandBeth
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Relaxing and informative

Justin was a good, humorous guide and this was a good way to start off our Charleston visit. Carriages go on different routes so you could see different things to other visitors.

Thank GinaUys
Reviewed 3 days ago
Great Host!!

Living in Charleston we have obviously taken several Carriage rides (usually when visitors come to town). We recently had the occasion to tour the city with Monica from Palmetto Carriage Works - she was very well schooled on the history of the city and had...More

Thank Ron B
Reviewed 4 days ago
Too little of the city seen, too little history, too much about the horse.

If you just love horse drawn carriage rides, you'll may like this SLOW MOTION TOUR OF A TINY CORNER OF CHARLESTON, with emphasis on the review of the care of the horses so they are not overworked. The history of the town, well, there were...More

Thank Erick B
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21 June 2018|
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12 May 2018|
Response from rmammone | Reviewed this property |
Our son was four and he did well. It’s about an hour long and I think that was the max for him with the tour
2 May 2018|
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Response from rmammone | Reviewed this property |
Our guide was great and would be easy to hear, but that is based on one tour guide.